About Us


Our aim is to provide a personally recommended selection of wines that is more interesting and exciting than our customers will find elsewhere.

Greg Shaw began selling wines in 1996 when his wife told him he was buying too much wine and should start selling it instead! So under the name New Fine Wines he specialised in the increasingly impressive wines of the New World. This fine wine selection was quickly expanded to include a range of premium European wines from outside the well-trodden appellations of Bordeaux and Burgundy.

In 2004 Greg decided to expand the business into the mainstream mail-order market using the name Hawkshead Wines. He was joined by three other passionate wine lovers and together they have shared their enthusiasm with a growing band of equally enthusiastic customers throughout the country.

The next change took place at the beginning of 2013 when Hawkshead Wines joined forces with another family owned business, SH Jones Wines. The combined operation is based in Banbury in Oxfordshire, supplying private client and trade customers both locally and further afield via overnight courier.

At Hawkshead Wines our aim is to provide an interesting selection of wines at the best possible prices. We search the wine world for the rising stars and the latest bargain buys and our policy is to pass on the savings to our customers. In addition we taste all the wines we list so can always give you a personal opinion based on knowledge as well as a love of wine.

As a small, family-owned company, we are able to support the smaller producers who would normally find it difficult to break into the British market. This also means that we can stock wines that you would not see on every street corner.

 

Money back guarantee

Having tasted all our wines we are confident that you will enjoy every bottle from us. Wine is a natural product however and sometimes a particular bottle is not as good as it should be. So if you are unhappy with a wine for any reason we offer a no-quibble money back guarantee.

Wine with a difference

An important point of difference between us and other mail order wine companies is that we try to keep our costs to a minimum by restricting the amount we spend on unnecessary marketing. So we won’t bombard you with expensive, glossy brochures that mostly end up in the bin. These cost a minimum of 50p each once you include the design and production costs as well as the postage. Typically if just one person in 20 places an order, the cost of those other 19 leaflets has to be covered by your order. We estimate that puts at least £10 on the price of your case

 

Hawkshead Wines believes that you would rather have the same case of wine £10 cheaper and do without the glossy booklets every month.

Our brochures are simple yet informative. Leaflets are enclosed with our cases whenever possible and we encourage customers to view the latest offers on our internet site. In addition, we send out regular features by e-mail, so please let us know if you would like to receive these.

So why not make a selection and try one of our cases today? With prices starting from just £4.95 a bottle and your money back on any wine you don’t like, you can’t go wrong!